Helen M. Seal
Funeral services for lifetime Holly and Granada resident, Helen M. Seal was held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Eugene Birt with the Holly First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment followed at 11:30 AM May 14, 2013 at the Coolidge Cemetery in Coolidge, Kansas.
Visitation for Mrs. Seal was held from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday May 13, 2013 and prior to the service on Tuesday at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar.
Helen was born on January 11, 1919 at Lakin, Kansas to Grover B. and Mary Ethel (Tunnell) Smith and passed away at Prowers Medical Center on May 9, 2013 at the age of 94
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin B. Seal, Eight brothers and sisters as well as 3 grandchildren.
Helen is survived by her children; Darlene (Jack) Hawkins of Wellford, SC, Darrell (Alice) Seal of Grand Junction, CO and Judy Heath of Hartman. Thirteen grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 20 great great grandchildren as well as other relatives.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Helen M. Seal memorial fund in care of Peacock Funeral Home.
Helen always had a big smile and a willing hand for all she met. She enjoyed all babies, but especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She volunteered at Holly Nursing Care Center in the laundry, also volunteered at Holly S.O.S for years where she loved to quilt and then sell tickets to raffle them off.
Helen loved country music and going to dance and dancing EVERY dance.
One of her favorite songs was Tennessee Waltz. She LOVED fiddle music.
She worked several years in the lunch rooms in Granada and Holly. She owned
The Seal Café in Holly until it burned. She also cooked in several cafes in the area.
Many have said she made the best homemade bread, cinnamon rolls and pies anywhere around.
She was a resident in Holly Nursing Care Center for the past few years.
She loved pulling pranks and could take them as well as give them.
Her motto was “Smile” Keep busy and always smile, it may not make you feel better but it will everyone else.
She will be sorely missed.